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kez001uk

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Eryngium

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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gjones

I grew sea holly about 15 years ago. It grew beautifully and the flowers were very attractive but boy did it ever spread! You shouldn't have a problem though because yours is in a pot. 😊

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kez001uk

@gjones I had no idea it was that invasive 😧 I’ll have to warn my sister before she plants her bulbs in the ground 😂 I’d love to see it colour up but I don’t think it’s likely this year 😟

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kamaki

Lovely photo!!! It has elegance...

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kez001uk

@kamaki thank you ☺️ wanted to see it properly flower and colour but it’s not looking likely

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kamaki

Maybe next year... Why do you think that is?

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kez001uk

@kamaki I think it was in shade too much of the summer when I was having landscaping work done. Never got much chance to grow 😜

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kamaki

Have you moved it to a sunnier spot now?

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kez001uk

@kamaki I have but might need to be moved again to an even summer spot. Think it’s a proper sun worshipper 😂

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kamaki

It knows what it likes lol

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kez001uk

@kamaki it really does 😂 don’t blame it either! Wouldn’t mind a little more sun right now 🤣

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kamaki

That's for sure 😂

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kez001uk

Better late than never I guess 🤣

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jeatacake

It is late for it's first flowers this year!

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kez001uk

@jeatacake dunno why it’s so behind 😂 maybe needs a new spot in the garden for next year

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gavy

Does sea holly floeer

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gavy

Flower

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kez001uk

@gavy it does. Look at the encyclopedia link, it’s thistle-like

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gavy

Will do kerry x

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jeatacake

Is it in the shade? That's the only thing I can think of that would hold it back? 🤔

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kez001uk

@jeatacake it was for quite a while because I forgot what was in the pot so kept it out the way 😂

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kez001uk

Help me identify this plant #plantid

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ublaszko

That's definitely a variety of eryngium/sea holly ☺

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Jasonsparkes1

What Urszula said 👍 @ublaszko

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kez001uk

@ublaszko @Jasonsparkes1 thank you both very much 😁 I knew I’d planted some but thought they’d come to nothing. Not looking like it’ll come to much this year but at least it’s alive 🤣

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ublaszko

I've had mine 3 years and I'm still waiting for them to flower. They don't like being transplanted or fed or watered lol I did all three last year 😅

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kez001uk

@ublaszko shocked the poor little fellas 😂 planted mine in spring but think I’ll be in flowerless club with you this year 😞

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ublaszko

I'm going to give mine another year but I don't think they're suitable for my garden as they don't like clay soil.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko such a shame but can use the space for something else 😛

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ublaszko

I've struggled with that particular spot as it's behind a gorgeous miniature rose (the one that looks like your red one) and I don't want to draw the eye away from it. I might go for another evergreen plant to match variegated osmanthus and a blueish green false cypress that are already there. 😆😆😆

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kez001uk

@ublaszko fascinates me the amount of thought you put into each plant. I wish I had a mind that worked in that way

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ublaszko

Haha! I think that's my scientist's brain doing 😅 Weirdly enough, for me a garden is like an experiment and I like to understand how things work or don't work. I can't help it 😅😅

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I try to do the same but I get lost 😂 just trial and error a lot of the time 🙈

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